Parks & Gardens
BLUE SPRING STATE PARK‒ Covering more than 2,600 acres, this park is popular for fishing, diving and swimming in the summer months. www.floridastateparks.org/bluespring. 2100 W. French Ave., Orange City, 386.775.3663.
FOREVER FLORIDA‒ This working cattle ranch contains nearly 5,000 acres with 10 miles of hiking trails and eco-adventures like ziplining and horseback riding. www.foreverflorida.com. 4755 N. Kenansville Road, St. Cloud, 407.957.9794.
HARRY P. LEU GARDENS ‒ This 50-acre botanical garden is a maze bursting with color and unusual greenery. Take a guided tour of the Southernstyled grounds, chill at a concert or just stroll through the giant bamboo, manicured lawns and the world’s largest collection of camellias. www. leugardens.org. 1920 N. Forest Ave., 407.246.2620.
KELLY PARK‒ Rent a tube and float down a river fed by Rock Springs. The 3/4-mile ride through refreshing 68-degree crystalline water takes 25 minutes. $5 per vehicle. 400 E. Kelly Park Road, Apopka, 407.254.1902.
LAKE EOLA PARK‒ Popular downtown public park for strolling and feeding ducks. A playground and swan-boat rentals are on site. Trendy restaurants, bars and shopping are steps away. www.cityoforlando.net. 195 N. Rosalind Ave., 407.246.4485.
WEKIWA SPRINGS STATE PARK‒ Swim or snorkel in the crystal-clear freshwater spring. Also enjoy fishing, kayaking, canoeing or horseback riding. $6 per vehicle. www.floridastateparks.org/wekiwasprings. 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, 407.884.2009.